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SECURITY AGENCIES AND KIDNAPPING IN AKPABUYO LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF CROSS RIVER STATE, NIGERIA

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SECURITY AGENCIES AND KIDNAPPING IN AKPABUYO LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF CROSS RIVER STATE, NIGERIA

 

 

ABSTRACT:

The study examine the role of security agencies in preventing kidnapping in Akpabuyo Local government area of Cross River state, Nigeria. Specifically, it examines the Nigerian Police Force statutory responsibility, Community vigilante activities, and the Nigerian Security and Civil defence Corp role in the prevention of kidnapping in Akpabuyo Local Government Area of Cross River State. These were posed as research questions and translated into null hypotheses. Related and relevant literature were reviewed. The theories that supported the study were The Queer Ladder Theory and the general strain theory. The research design was Cross-sectional survey research design, while the research area was Akpabuyo Local Government Area of Cross River State, Nigeria. The mix method sampling technique was adopted for the study. Data were generated from 400 respondents. The research instrument used in generating data was the questionnaire. The study statistically tested the generated data using Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient at 0.05 level of significance. The findings of the study revealed that the Nigerian Police Force statutory responsibility has a significant relationship with the prevention of kidnapping in Akpabuyo Local Government Area of Cross River State, Nigeria. Community vigilante activities significantly relates to the prevention of kidnapping in Akpabuyo Local Government Area of Cross River State, Nigeria and finally that the Nigerian Security and Civil defence Corp have a significant relationship with the prevention of kidnapping in Akpabuyo Local Government Area of Cross River State, Nigeria. Based on these findings, recommendations were that the government needs to increase its funding for security agencies so that modern and adequate equipment to combat kidnapping and other crimes could be acquired among other things.

KEYWORDS:Security agencies, kidnapping, police force statutory responsibility,community vigilante activities andNigerian Security Civil defence Corp.